I have two Hyper-V cluster nodes (Windows 2019 Server Datacenter) based on S2600CP Intel main boards. Both are equipped with 2x Xeon E5-2640 v2 @ 2.00 GHz and 256GB RAM (16 Slots used). Both Boards are using BIOS Version SE5C600.86B.02.06.0007.082420181029.
Node 1 shows an unusual behavior: Every time I reboot this node (after Patchday), it does not find the boot device.
In the BIOS Boot Options I then see the following:
- Boot option #1 is "Intel Volume0"
- The "Windows Boot Manager" is at Boot option #5
- There are MANY Boot options with "Windows Boot Manager" from #5 up to #276
If I select "Windows Boot Manager" for Boot option #1 and press "F10" to save and reset, the node still does not boot. If I then go again into BIOS Boot Options, again "Intel Volume0" is at #1...
Only if I select "Windows Boot Manager" and select "Save and exit" (without reset), the system boots Windows.
The mainboard of Node 1 was already changed, but the boot problem is still there.
- Is there a known issue in this BIOS that kicks out "Windows Boot Manager" from the top of Boot Options?
- How can I prevent that "Windows Boot Manager" is moved from Boot option #1?
- Why do I have >270 entries in the Boot Options for "Windows Boot Manager"?
We also enabled the "Static Boot Order" option yesterday. However, without success.
Unintentionally, Node 2 was installed a little bit different, without the "Windows Boot Manager". Here the Boot Option#1 "Intel Volume0" boots windows and the Boot Options list only contains 3 entries, not >270.